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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden was originally published in 1917 as Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians: An Indian Interpretation. First written as Wilson's doctoral dissertation, the book is particularly informative about the gardening techniques of Hidatsa women. The narrative voice is that of Maxidiwiac (Buffalo Bird Woman). Thus, the book fits within the genre of as-told-to autobiography; however, the narrative is more focused and detailed than Wilson's general autobiography of the same woman, Waheenee: An Indian Girl's Story, published in 1921.
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